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The Mask (1961)

Approved | | Horror, Thriller | 1 November 1961 (USA)
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. ... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Roffman

Writers:

Frank Taubes (script by), Sandy Haver (script by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Stevens ... Doctor Allan Barnes
Claudette Nevins ... Pam Albright
Bill Walker Bill Walker ... Lieutenant Martin
Anne Collings Anne Collings ... Miss Goodrich
Martin Lavut Martin Lavut ... Michael Radin
Leo Leyden ... Doctor Soames
Norman Ettlinger Norman Ettlinger ... Professor Quincey
W.B. Brydon W.B. Brydon ... Anderson (as Bill Bryden)
Jim Moran Jim Moran ... Jim Moran
Eleanor Beecroft Eleanor Beecroft ... Mrs. Kelly
Ray Lawlor Ray Lawlor ... Lab technician
Rudi Linschoten ... Mime in nightmare
Stephen Ker Appleby Stephen Ker Appleby ... Museum guide (as Steven Appleby)
Alfie Scopp
Paul Elsom Paul Elsom
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Storyline

A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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This is the mask! You will be give one on entering the theatre. You will be told when to look through it. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face of Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (3-D sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Canada's first film in the horror genre. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Barnes runs past the museum display cases, a crew member's reflection is visible in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Allan Barnes: I must. I must experience the greatest act of a human mind: to take another life.
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Connections

Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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watch the movie, it contains some incredible 3D sequences
6 February 1999 | by rick-164See all my reviews

the story is a bit spooky but quite cool and mostly contains brutal horror scenes. the movie itself is a cool thing for a forthcoming psychiatrist, the content is kind of very ill. i liked the movie for its kind of filmmaking and using of 3D FX (pleez note that the movie is from '61). an indian mask is found and used/misused by a doctor who experiences his own dark thoughts coming to real life. dream sequences in 3D (nearly), movie is in b/w.


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